The Weather Machine

The Weather Machine

 Portland, Oregon, USA
BandAlternativeIndie

The Weather Machine roots itself firmly in a Pacific Northwest folk aesthetic, but holds on tight to a hard-hitting love for alt-rock. The result is wonderfully hard to categorize – The Weather Machine has been compared to everything from The Kinks, to Josh Ritter and Hey Marseilles.

Biography

On April Fools Day 2013, Portland-based project The Weather Machine released their first full-length album after a blustery winter of recording on the Oregon Coast. With its strong ties to the region, the band roots itself firmly in a Pacific Northwest folk aesthetic, but holds on tight to a hard-hitting love for alt-rock. The result is wonderfully hard to categorize The Weather Machine has been compared to everything from The Kinks, to Josh Ritter and Hey Marseilles.

After a short six months of gigging, The Weather Machine quickly gained a reputation as one of Portlands notable up-and-comers. In the summer of 2013 the band partnered with Oregon Film and Oregon State Parks to tour the entire state of Oregon, collecting footage for their debut Back Oer Oregon music video. They released the song along with their B-side Slow Dance Slow through Portland label Tender Loving Empire on December 3rd to coincide with the videos release.

The Weather Machine began in earnest when singer/songwriter Slater Smith and guitarist Colin Robson met at an open-mic in Pacific City in March of 2012. The two decided to team up to record Smiths songs at Robsons then brand new studio, Kiwanda Sound Recordings. The two brought in bassist Jack Martin, cellist Matthew Cartimill, and drummer Tanner Smith (Slaters brother) to bring body to the record. Since the albums release, Corey Kintzi joined the roster as a second drummer, and the band began to develop an even more collaborative approach. The Weather Machine is currently writing their second album, and plans to release the sophomore full-length in the near future.